Thomas Jefferson Memorial


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Thomas Jefferson Memorial,

monument, 18 acres (7 hectares), in East Potomac Park, on the Tidal Basin, Washington, D.C.; authorized by Congress 1934, built 1938–43, dedicated 1943. The white marble building, designed by John Russell Pope, is a circular structure with a domed ceiling, surrounded by 26 columns. Inside is a 19-ft (5.8-m) statue of Jefferson by the sculptor Rudulph Evans.

Thomas Jefferson Memorial

Address:c/o National Capital Parks - Central
900 Ohio Dr SW
Washington, DC 20024

Phone:202-426-6841
Fax:202-426-1835
Web: www.nps.gov/thje/
Size: 18.4 acres.
Established: Authorized on June 26, 1934. Dedicated on April 13, 1943.
Location:In East Potomac Park next to the Tidal Basin, Washington, DC.
Facilities:Rest rooms (é), visitor center, museum/exhibit, self-guided tour/trail.
Activities:Guided tour.
Special Features:This circular, colonnaded structure in the classic style introduced in this country by Jefferson, memorializes the author of the Declaration of Independence and President from 1801 to 1809. The interior walls present inscriptions from his writings. The heroic statue was sculpted by Rudolph Evans.

See other parks in District of Columbia.
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